Utopian Dreaming: 50 Years of Imagined Futures in California and at UCSC

Friday Nov 06 2015   7:30 PM
UCSC Music Hall  1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA  map

In 2015, UCSC is celebrating its 50thanniversary, and Ernest Callenbach’s Ecotopia its 40th. Join scholars, students, observers and utopian dreamers in a conference to celebrate and explore visions of the future of California and UCSC.  Presentations will run the gamut from Ecotopia to Technodystopia, from the real to the fantasized, and from the past to the future, assessing the impacts of utopian imaginaries on culture, politics, environment, cities, beliefs, and ideologies on campus, across California, and beyond. Among many of the panels, Malcolm Margolin (publisher, Heyday), Joanna Callenbach (daughter), and Richard Kahlenberg (Callenbach’s literary agent) will hold a conversation and reminiscence about Ecotopia and Ernest Callenbach.

Free and open to the public; registration required. For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/utopian-dreaming-50-years-of-imagined-futures-in-california-and-at-uc-santa-cruz-tickets-17483741341.Undo

Ernest CallenbachErnest Callenbach was a writer and editor known primarily for his environmental fiction and nonfiction. He founded and edited the internationally acclaimed Film Quarterly. He also concurrently edited University of California Press’s extensive list of film books as well as books in art and science, including the California Natural History Guides series. He occasionally taught film at the University of California, Berkeley, and at San Francisco State University. To find out more about Callenbach and his books, visit his website at ernestcallenbach.com.
Malcolm MargolinMalcolm Margolin is the publisher emeritus of Heyday, an independent nonprofit publisher and unique cultural institution, which he founded in 1974. Margolin is author of several books, including The Ohlone Way: Indian Life in the San Francisco–Monterey Bay Area, named by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the hundred most important books of the twentieth century by a western writer. He has received dozens of prestigious awards among which are the Chairman's Commendation from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fred Cody Award Lifetime Achievement from the San Francisco Bay Area Book Reviewers Association, the Helen Crocker Russell Award for Community Leadership from the San Francisco Foundation, the Carey McWilliams Award for Lifetime Achievement from the California Studies Association, an Oscar Lewis Award for Western History from the Book Club of California, a Hubert Bancroft Award from Friends of the Bancroft Library, a Cultural Freedom Award from the Lannan Foundation, and a Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. He helped found the Bay Nature Institute and the Alliance for California Traditional Artists.